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From Chaos to Order in the Pantry

You know when you get home from the grocery store and you’re filled with dread because now you need to put all of those groceries away? There are some things that I just don’t like about keeping house: putting away clean dishes that have air dried (also emptying the dishwasher, but we don’t have one [Read On]

10 Reasons Why Marriage is Better Than Chocolate

1. Chocolate doesn’t love me back. My husband knows all of my imperfections, quirks, and craziness and he still chooses to love me. Trust me, this is no small feat! For this I am truly thankful. 2. I always have a friend to share my thoughts with. I may be able to talk to chocolate, [Read On]

handmade owl hat

A Hoot of a Project

This week has been full. Full of busy days, and full of some fun as well. My girls have been asking for some new hats for a while, and I’ve wanted to make them some new hats for a while. The thing is, that when you often have jobs with deadlines and products that need [Read On]

grain free baking

Some Grain-Free Baking Going On!

With my 30 day food challenge underway, my girls and I have been experimenting in the kitchen. We’ve had some very cold days here, and what better thing to do than heat up the kitchen with some baking right? I received the cookbook Against All Grain, by Danielle Walker for Christmas, and it has some [Read On]

school lunch

Back to the Basics with School Lunches!

Packing a healthy school lunch for your child can be tricky. It gets even trickier when food allergies or intolerances are involved! I still remember the thought and worry that went into packing the first school lunch for my eldest daughter’s first day of kindergarten. I panicked that I didn’t have enough the evening before [Read On]

snow fort

Good Fun in the Snow!

In our house, WE LOVE SNOW!!! This winter has been a good one so far, and lots of the fun white stuff is falling as we speak. Over here it has been all about snow forts, snowmen, and tobogganing off of the “hill” my husband made from the steps off the back deck. It’s amazing how [Read On]

Daring to be Disciplined

I have decided to start the new year off with a 30 day commitment to be disciplined in the area of food. If you know me, you may be wondering why I, a self professed health conscious person, would need to do such a thing? Food is an area where I need to grow. I [Read On]

handmade kids swords

Another Handmade Christmas

Things around here have been busy, fun, and full of good family time. LOTS of board games have been played, and we have three very happy girls. We once again gave and received many handmade gifts, so I thought I would share some of them. These simple wooden swords that my husband made are perfect [Read On]

gifts under the tree

More than Presents Under the Tree

Three years ago in December, I wrote a blog entitled Avoiding the Plague of Materialism. You can read it here. This year as it gets closer to Christmas I am still aware of many of the same things, and am trying to pass on to my children the importance and blessing of giving to others, [Read On]

Relief and Celebration!

Four years ago when we took our (then) 2 1/2 year old year old daughter in for her first eye exam, we were shocked to find out that she had a genetic problem with one of her eyes called refractive amblyopia. We were totally unaware that she was only able to see out of one of [Read On]